EPIC ETIHAD ENCOUNTERS!
AL AHLY v ZAMALEK
APR 1996 CITY 2 UNITED 3
Okay, so this one is at City's old Maine Road ground. Dreams of the double are kept alive thanks to a Ryan Giggs winner!
MAY 2007 CITY 0 UNITED 1
A three-year title drought is ended as C-ron’s pen clinches the crown – but not before City miss a late spot-kick!
APR 2010 CITY 0 UNITED 1
Three points are key for United to keep tabs on leaders Chelsea – cue Paul Scholes popping up with an injury-time header!
APR 2012 CITY 1 UNITED 0
Vincent Kompany grabs the only goal as City leapfrog United at the top of the table – and win a first Prem title two games later!
BELGRADE, SERBIA RED STAR BELGRADE v PARTIZAN
Only 400 yards separate the stadiums of these rivals! No other club has won the Serbian title since 1998, and while Partizan have claimed seven of the last ten, Red Star regained the crown last season by a whopping 28 points!
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA BOCA JUNIORS v RIVER PLATE
If you go by their nicknames for each other, this game sees the little pigs play the chickens! Classic kits, crazy fans and a sick atmosphere at Boca’s Bombonera make this football’s greatest derby. It makes all others look like a school kickabout!
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY NACIONAL v PENAROL
Apparently 80% of Uruguay's population follows these rivals in the oldest recognised derby outside of the UK. In 113 seasons to date, they’ve shared all but 20 titles and every one of their 500+ encounters has been lively!
An overseas ref is brought in to prevent any bias in this derby – the biggest fixture in African footy! The game regularly attracts a domestic audience of 50 million and the old Egyptian king used to support one of the clubs!
ISTANBUL, TURKEY GALATASARAY v FENERBAHCE
Forget players and fans – even bosses are up for this one. After an against-the-odds cup final triumph at Fenerbahce in 1996, boss Graeme Souness ran on the pitch and planted a giant Gala flag in the centre circle. You mad, Souey?!